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International Law Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

American Bar Association (ABA)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

International Law

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Jul 11,2017

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Program Director The candidate will be responsible and accountable for major program implementation, management and oversight of strategic and tactical elements of the program for an assigned country/region. Will be responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs and that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according the firm and grantor requirements. Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant in-country programmatic monitoring and reporting. Oversee and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and participating in training opportunities within the host country. Establish and enhance effective collaboration and relationships with local entities and other development partners (e.g., local Bar association, law schools, NGO’s, governmental agencies, etc.) to fulfill program objectives within cost constraints and garner additional funding from partners. Maintain proactive communications with the Country Director and ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on programs’ activities, achievements, and shortcomings. Create and implement corrective action plans to improve performance against standards. Assist in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned. Collaborate with the Country Director and local authorities to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the programs. Ensure compliance with all donor, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program(s). Ensure personal and program compliance with the FCPA. Provide leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and 7+ years of experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience; or, possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and 10+ years of experience in program management or business operations which must have included international experience. Previous experience managing U.S. Government, USAID, NGO, or other similarly funded international grant programs essential. Previous experience in implementing international donor-supported programs which must have included responsibilities for supervision of a team, financial management, and compliance needed. Host country language proficiency preferred. Previous experience working for an association, NGO, or other not-for-profit entity desired.

Additional info

Ref: RE11955

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
740 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 312-988-5188